Plant Breeders and Geneticists Seeding Solutions. How Did Dan Barber Get It So Wrong?

By: Wayne Gale, incoming chair of the American Seed Trade Association and Stokes Seeds president and CEO By now, I’m sure most of...

Seed World Names Emily Combs Ziemke 2019 Future Giant

Poised to make a significant contribution to the science and business of seeds, Emily Combs Ziemke of Corteva Agriscience was recognized by Seed World as the 2019...

The OECD Seed Schemes

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development offers an inside look at how seed schemes are helping facilitate import and export of seed in order to help the industry...

NAFTA Demolition Better for PBI

Only time will tell if the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will reduce trade tensions. On Nov. 30, 2018, trade tensions between the United States...

Just Grow It

If you follow ASTA on social media, you’re probably familiar with the hashtag, #JustGrowIt. It may seem like an obvious connection to seed, and it is, but...
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Sizing Up the Seed Sector

With the adoption of new technology around the globe, and more mouths to feed, the seed industry is experiencing rapid growth. What size is the global seed industry today...
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Apps that Drive Change: Q&A with Vilas Rao

Creating cohesive teams and digital tools that impact the seed industry is at the heart of what Vilas Rao, The Climate Corporation vice president of strategy, focuses on daily. Seed...

Independent By Choice

Four seedsmen share their outlook for the future and what drives their customer base. There’s no denying the U.S. agricultural industry is feeling an economic squeeze. Unfortunately, this dog appears...

Will Transitioning From Public to Private for Overseas Aid Work?

Inspired after reading "The Coming Famine," Anthony Leddin, an Australian plant breeder, set out to make a difference. Plant Breeders Without Borders encourages plant breeders and...

Getting Down to the Nitty-Gritty

While there’s a lot of work to be done, the ISF committees are getting down and dirty to find solutions for the seed industry. 

Leticia Gonçalves Talks Culture for the New Bayer

https://youtu.be/oIXz1lMf2Xc Leticia Gonçalves, Bayer senior vice president and U.S. Country Division head, talks with Julie Deering at the American Seed Trade Association’s CSS 2018 & Seed Expo in Chicago, Illinois,...
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That’s My Proprietary Seed!

With my position as executive director of the Seed Innovation and Protection Alliance (SIPA), I have the privilege to attend a wide range of seed industry meetings. It never...

Know a Super Worker? Nominate Them as a Future Giant of the Seed Industry!

It’s that time of the year again — yes, it's planting season again, but along with planting comes with the time to recognize early-career individuals who are...
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Reaching for the Sky: Q&A with Venelin Dimitrov

Venelin Dimitrov, senior project manager of vegetables, herbs and fruits at Burpee’s Flowers, shares about his favorite flower varieties and his respect for pollinators and their important work. Seed World:...
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Can AI Help Food Security?

Note: This is the fourth in a four-part series. Food insecurity remains one of today’s most vexing global problems. Nobody wants to go to bed hungry, but tremendous leaps in...
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Can Artificial Intelligence Save Agriculture?

Dramatic leaps in computing power have moved artificial intelligence (AI) from the realm of science fiction screenplays to everyday reality. Serious discussions of AI typically focus on uses such...
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Seed Innovations Benefit All of the Seed Industry

Innovations from throughout the seed industry help address many of the economic, environmental and health issues we face as a global society. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that...
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Tracy Tally, Risa DeMasi Talk Leadership

Lessons Learned in Leadership: As a continuation to the article that appeared in the June issue of Seed World, we sat down with Grassland Oregon’s Risa DeMasi and Justin...

Soybean Helps Rebuild Nigeria Post Conflict

Since 2012, violence inflicted by Boko Haram and other extremists has uprooted tens of thousands of Nigerians from their communities. Entire villages abandoned. Bridges bombed. Churches burned. Crops and...

Kassidy Kimpling Is Following Her Passion for Sales

At the 30th Annual Independent Professional Seed Association Conference in Indian Wells, California, Alex Martin sat down with Kassidy Kimpling, a senior at the University of Illinois who's majoring...